Rafael Nadal cruises into French Open semifinals

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 23:46

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Paris: World number two Rafael Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals without dropping a single set.

Nadal will play countryman David Ferrer, the sixth seed for a place in Sunday`s final.

If Nadal manages to win the French Open this year, he would become the first player to win seven French Open titles and surpass the legendary Bjorn Borg.

First Published: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 00:11

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